What You Should Know About Silicone Breast Implants
When women feel dissatisfied with breasts that are too small, uneven, or don’t have the shape they desire, silicone breast implants can provide an ideal solution. At Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer breast augmentation to help women with underdeveloped or sagging breasts cultivate more confidence in their appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are highly successful in helping patients feel more attractive through breast enhancement. While silicone breast implants are FDA-approved and considered generally safe to use, many of our patients still have questions and concerns regarding this option. To learn more about silicone implants, we invite you to read below or contact our plastic surgery facility in Austin, TX to schedule your consultation.
Your breast augmentation consultation
During your consultation at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, your doctor will perform a physical assessment and take a full medical history to make sure you are healthy enough for breast surgery. Deciding to have augmentation surgery is an important decision, and the best potential candidates are well-informed about the procedure. Our professional team will help you become familiar with your breast implant options, such as shape, volume, and profile.
Implants also come in a range of sizes. Since bra cups are not the most accurate way to measure this, we will discuss implant size in terms of CCs, or cubic centimeters. Our clinic has advanced Vectra 3D imaging to construct a relatively accurate simulation of the expected results using different size options. This takes away the guesswork and allows patients to feel more comfortable about their decision. For Austin-area women who are considering a breast lift at the same time as their augmentation, our simulation can show this outcome as well.
Silicone breast implant safety
Most patients considering breast augmentation surgery choose silicone implants due to their soft texture and resemblance to natural breast tissue. Silicone implants are especially beneficial for individuals with less natural breast tissue, and they tend to maintain their stable shape over time. Although the first implants were used as early as the 1970s, many improvements have been made to the technology since then. Silicone implants are specially designed so that if the shell becomes compromised, the implant remains intact. Although defects are rare, we suggest individuals get an MRI as recommended to make sure there are no signs of complications. Patients must be at least 22 years of age to receive silicone breast implants. With the lowest rates of capsular contracture and reoperation, silicone breast implants are an excellent choice for women seeking breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is performed at an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia, usually taking about an hour to complete. After surgery, the staff at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute will offer aftercare instructions so you can fully recover at home. Patients can resume their normal routines within 4 – 6 weeks, or as recommended by their physician. It usually takes about two months for the silicone implants to settle into their final position on the chest. The result is an enhanced silhouette and appearance that should last for 10 – 15 years. If there are no visible defects or issues with the implants, they can last even longer.
What is involved in my breast implant cost?
Many women who desire breast augmentation are concerned about the cost of breast implant surgery. There are many factors that impact the total cost of the surgery, including hospital and anesthesia fees, prescription medications, post-surgery garments, and the implants themselves. When you arrive for your consultation, our medical staff can give you a general estimate of the cost of the procedure. We can give you helpful information about surgery-related expenses and financing options. Austin Plastic Surgery Institute hopes to make breast augmentation both affordable and easy to access for patients at our facility.
Schedule your breast implant consultation
The right plastic surgeon should provide beautiful, natural-looking results through the use of silicone breast implants. The physicians at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute are trained and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have more than 80 years of experience between them. Our goal is to educate individuals and discuss every available option with integrity and honesty. If you have questions or concerns about the safety of silicone breast implants, breast implant costs, or other issues, we invite you to contact a friendly member of our team today. From your consultation to your final follow-up appointment, rest assured that you can trust us with your current and future cosmetic goals.